Pure Michigan June 2013 Fan Photos

Happy July! Summer is officially here in Pure Michigan! Since everyone has been out enjoying the warmer weather, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite photos from June. Below is a gallery of just some of the stunning photos that our Pure Michigan Facebook community shared with us last month. See more on the Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Which photo from June is your favorite? If you have a photo to share with us, visit the Pure Michigan Facebook page and post it there.


Top Five Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

Flickr Photo Credit - Adrienne AdamsCollege senior Ashley Prescott winds down her summer in Traverse City with some advice about the best ways to have fun in her adopted hometown.

During the two months I’ve called Traverse City home, I’ve tried to immerse myself in the entire  northern Michigan experience.

I’ve watched the sun sparkle on Grand Traverse Bay, breathed the fresh smell of pine while driving through open land, and felt the warmth of beach sand beneath my bare feet. And now it’s almost over!

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Just Beyond the Blue

Kayaking in Michigan's Green Waters

Kayaking in Michigan's Green Waters

Sue Beth Balash shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a kayak trip in North Bar Lake near Empire, where she searched for the perfect blue so often depicted in her students’ classroom drawings of Michigan waters. If you are interested in trying kayaking out for yourself, check out our beginners guide to kayaking.

I stand next to my kayak with my feet firmly planted in the sand encircling North Bar Lake and for a fleeting moment, I think of my third-grade class.

I wonder why children always reach for the bluest markers, crayons or color pencils when they fill in the waters on their Michigan maps, because not a single drop of it looks blue.

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